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That from Koestler and Russell sounded just like Feynman's "method" for solving problems:

  1. write que question on the board
  2. think real hard
  3. write the answer

or Dirac's quip that "to understand an equation means to be able to write down the solution without calculating".

Which is fun and all, but was just (especially in Feynman's case) intended as a joke and definitely not reflective of the amount of hard work both men devoted to their problem-solving.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 31st, 2013 at 05:41:41 AM EST
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